What is Quo Animo?

Legal Definition
The intent; the mind with which a thing has been done; as, the quo animo with which the words were spoken may be shown by the proof of conversations of the defendant relating to the original defamation. 19 Wend. 296.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Lat. With what intention or motive. Used sometimes as a substantive, in lieu of the single word "animus," design or motive. "The quo animo is the reni subject of inquiry." 1 Kent, Comm. 77.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
With what intent.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary